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The Daily Show reports: “Wall Street is mad as hell and they’re not going to take it anymore — unless by “it” you mean $2 trillion in their own bail-out money.”
Also, note the way that the stock market tends to plummet every time CNBC’s team of “expert” commentators issue an optimistic prediction about the market’s general direction. As Jon Stewart noted, “If I’d only listened to CNBC’s advice, I’d have $1 million today — if I’d started with $100 million.”
More from Ken Silverstein:
Perspective — October 23, 2013, 8:00 am
How pro-oil Louisiana politicians have shaped American environmental policy
Postcard — October 16, 2013, 8:00 am
A trip to one of the properties at issue in Louisiana’s oil-pollution lawsuits
Number of free condoms handed out by the Brazilian government in advance of Carnival this year:
The best way to measure happiness is simply to ask people how happy they are.
Following three weeks of clashes between protesters and government forces that killed at least 17 people, Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro announced a two-day extension of Carnival. “Happiness will conquer the embittered,” he said during an appearance at a recreation center.
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“American politics has often been an arena for angry minds.”